Chromium is an essential micronutrient or trace mineral required for proper insulin function, healthy blood-sugar levels, and carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. The typical North American diet is deficient in chromium because of over-consumption of simple carbohydrates and refined sugars that are lacking in chromium.
Soil depletion is also playing a role in chromium deficiency. Continue reading “5 Excellent Reasons to Consider Chromium”
A steaming hot bowl of oatmeal is THE ultimate cold weather food. And not only are oats comforting, they are also very good for you. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, thiamine, immune-boosting zinc and magnesium. And although they are typically a breakfast food, read on for an oat recipe that would be great at lunch or dinner!
One of the main benefits of oatmeal is that it is heart healthy! Continue reading “Great Reasons to Eat More Oats”
A study published last week in the Journal of the Endocrine Society found that taking cinnamon may have positive effects on blood sugar control in people with a condition known as prediabetes, and may even slow the progression toward type 2 diabetes.
Although the 2-week study was small, the findings open the field for longer and larger studies to address whether cinnamon can help reduce the risk over time of developing type 2 diabetes. Continue reading “New Study: Cinnamon May Help Blood Sugar Levels in Prediabetes”
What did you eat for breakfast today? A spinach omelet? A bagel? Pancakes with syrup? Or, did you skip breakfast altogether? The food choices you make and timing of your meals play a very important role in balancing blood sugar. A diet that promotes optimal blood sugar balance consists of nutrient dense meals and snacks eaten regularly throughout the day. Eating frequently promotes the burning of stored fat and helps to keep you feeling satisfied and energized.
Insulin is the hormone that responds to the food that you eat. Its role is to regulate fat metabolism and control blood sugar levels. Continue reading “5 Tips for Balancing Blood Sugar”